Where To Buy Grohe Faucets
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where to buy grohe faucets
The company started as a ferric hardware factory in 1911 under the name Berkenhoff & Paschedag, located in Hemer, Germany; it was taken over by Friedrich Grohe in 1936, who focused on sanitary faucets only. Before that, Friedrich used to work for his father's company Hansgrohe, founded in 1901. The first order from outside of Germany came in 1938. In 1948, the company was renamed to Friedrich Grohe Armaturenfabrik. In 1956, Grohe purchased Carl Nestler Armaturenfabrik with its factory in Lahr/Schwarzwald. In the same year, the company launched the Skalatherm, an automatic mixing valve with integrated thermostat. In 1961, the company set up its first subsidiary abroad, in France. A year later in 1962, Grohe acquired exclusive rights to produce the Moen Mixing Faucet, which mixes hot and cold water with a single lever. In 1965, the company expanded into Austria and founded its third subsidiary abroad in Italy in 1967.
In 1991, the company bought two other producers of faucets: Herzberger Armaturen GmbH from the Brandenburg region and Armaturenfabrik H. D. Eichelberg & Co. GmbH at Iserlohn in Westphalia. Grohe was also restructured as a public limited company. By taking over the DAL Group in 1994, the company acquired a production site in Porta Westfalica, Westphalia; at the same time, the company also acquired Tempress Ltd. of Mississauga in Ontario (Canada). At the Hemer site, new technology and factory control facilities were opened. 1996 saw the company expand to Portugal and Thailand. A new design centre followed at the Hemer site in 1997.
We were out looking at stainless sinks and kitchen faucets Saturday. Really liked the Grohe and Hansgrohe units, but wow, $400 + ! Are they really worth it ? They look Beautiful. Saw a chrome Hansgrohe at Lowes today, only $197. Is it a cheapy, or is it as good as the $400 units?
Actually, $400 is pretty inexpensive for a Grohe . They are made very well with excellent materials. I must warn you that if you have a lot of UV entering your kitchen and especially on your faucet, and your exposed faucet has rubber parts (e.g., to change spray patterns) will need periodic replacement. We have a large wide and high garden window that runs ten feet along part of our kitchen, and it wreaks havoc on our Grohe faucet rubber bits. Hansgrohe, to me is not as nice as Grohe although we do have one of their high-end adjustable showerheads on one of our showers that does very well, and guests seem to like.
I will repeat here what I have said several times before: my plumber emphatically told me NOT to buy faucets at Home Depot or Lowes. They are made especially for these stores with plastic parts where there should be ceramic, for example. They may have the brand name but they are not the same quality. Even $400 for a Grohe is unbelievably inexpensive, as Fahrenheit 451 has said. So $197 should be a big red flag.
I was told the same as raynag not only for faucets but also for toilets. I don't think that it makes the product bad. It is just misleading. We have a cheapo HD faucet that the previous owners had installed in the bathroom, ony God knows when. I am waiting for a leak or something to go wrong with it so I have an excuse to change it. We are here 7yrs now and nothing is wrong not even a drip. The point I am making is that if you spend $400 for a faucet it doesn't mean that it will last any longer than a $200 faucet. IMO if you spend between $150 and $250 for a kitchen faucet you should be able to find something that combines form and function. Anything above that you are just paying for art. Not that that is a bad thing if it's in your budget. Many times I have over paid for something just based on style. Also don't assume that if you buy it at the Big Box stores that you will be getting a lower price. When we replaced our 10yr old Moen faucet with a Kohler faucet I first went to HD to see what was on the market. I found a faucet that was a special order and they did not have a display. I went to a high end pluming supply showroom just to see it in person. The faucet was $10 less and they had it in stock.
have you shopped online? you can get some pretty good savings on grohe. i ordered the alira from homecenter.com for about $285 (in chrome); it was delivered the next day. :) (it does have those rubber parts mentioned above, though :( ) (homecenter.com is an authorized grohe dealer, btw, so shouldn't have the home depot issue; the faucet is available on many sites in the $285-309 range)
We put Grohe into 2 of our bathrooms....faucets, baths, and showers, Kohler in another basement bath, and the Kohler Promaster in the kitchen. Then, since there was no money left, LOL, we put a cheap $89 Pegasus bar faucet on the prep sink in the island.
I can't say enough great things about the Grohe faucets. Superb quality, some of the best chrome in the business, and well worth the money. The Kohler Promaster, while the most expensive faucet in the house, has been a little tempermental. And the cheap Pegasus bar faucet looks like a $400 unit...surprised us.
I like my Hansgrohe high arc. I purchased it online (Homeclick holiday weekend sale) for less than I later saw it priced in HD, and I would not have purchased in HD for the reasons cited above. Same with my Elkay and Blanco sinks (although they were clearly the same models in HD) and HD prices where much less than my local plumbing suppliers). Grohe powder room faucet from Homeclick was also less than local suppliers who also had a longer lead time for everything and I would have had to carry it all home instead of it being delivered.
raynag, I completely believe that big box stores carry lower quality versions of the same products sold elsewhere; however, I'm a bit confused as to how HD's version of a faucet would differ from the one sold at my local supplier if the model number is the same. I would think that the faucet mfg would have inventory tracking issues if the faucets were physically different but had the same model number.
Another vote for Grohe -- we used them in both sinks and absolutely love them. I vaguely recall reading some negative things about Hansgrohe in 2005, when we were researching our kitchen and I'd fallen in love with one of the Hansgrohe models... wish I could remember what we heard then. However, we did go with Grohe and you can't go wrong! We bought ours for a very reasonable price on Homeclick, I believe. They have been absolutely, totally trouble free for two years. Only wish I'd gotten the Grohe soap dispensers instead of the Rohl...
Frankly, I've stopped even looking at other faucets and fixtures. If I'm buying, I'm buying Grohe. Period. DH and I gave ourselves a shower head/valve set for Christmas a few years ago...LOL It cost a BUNCH, but we love it.
We are fixing to install granite countertops now so many things are getting a new look, including the faucet. We are leaning towards the Hansgrohe Axor right now. Is it less quality/expensive? Maybe, but there are other trade-offs.
I got my Grohe ladylux pro at Costco.comI thought the price was good and they have a great return policy so I felt comfotable buying there. Of course I couldn't get the matching prep faucet there and had to pay more for it through a plumbing supply place. But I love the faucets and have been pleased with the quality thus far.
Grohe vs Hansgrohe: Hansgrohe is the cheaper version of the Grohe, just like cars have their cheap/deluxe versions (i.e. Lexus is the fancy version of Toyota cars, Infinity of Nissan and Accura of Honda). Both came originally from the same company (not heard that the Co split!)
If any of you are still shopping for faucets, Grohe is excellent german made product and because of the slow-down in the house building market and upcoming recession, you will find a lot of sales on remodel products right now on the net. Keep shopping, Ladies. You KNOW there are great deals out there for you! (and me!)
This was one of my concerns when I redid my kitchen. $400+ for a faucet! I did get the Grohe Ladylux Cafe and I love it. I do notice now that when I use other people's faucets that mine is just so much sturdier. I don't remember what I ended up paying, but I do say it is worth it. You use the faucet more than anything in the kitchen, splurge.
I have a grohe k4 and 9" deep sink, everytime i wash dishes it's like im taking a shower. ive tried replacing the airator with a generic replacement from lowes but they dont fit. i love the faucet but i wish it wouldnt splash so much!! anyone else have problems with the K4?!please help
All Hansgrohe and AXOR products come with a limited warranty. The company provides a five-year warranty for all products purchased from an authorized seller. The warranty is non-transferable, so it applies to the original consumer in the original place the product was installed. If you find defects in the material or workmanship, Hansgrohe promises to replace the product or the affected part.
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Pronounced "grow-HEE" in North America, and "grow-HEH" nearly everywhere else, Grohe is the largest European-based manufacturer of sanitary fixtures with a global share of the sanitary fixtures and accessories market estimated by the Wall Street Journal to be about 8%.
In 2015, however, Grohe dismantled the entire Canadian factory and trucked all of its machinery to Ciénega de Flores, just outside Monterrey, Mexico where it has set up shop in an assembly plant abandoned by its sister company, It appears that most of Grohe's faucet assembly for the North American market now takes place in Mexico. 041b061a72